Tina Scopa

Website: http://tinascopa.wixsite.com/website

Email: tina.scopa@gmail.com

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Arte Povera

Duddingston Field Plant Print Tryptich

Duddingston Field Flowers Installation

The Loss of Innocence

The Grid Imposes Freedom

Immaginarium Vessels


Statement

On one level my work is about noticing, about 'tuning in' to the environment at a deeply sensory level. And at another level it is engaging the brain rationally and scientifically to learn about our natural environment.

I am particularly interested in our Scottish wild plants and those we consider to be 'weeds' and the soil in which they grow. I therefore think of myself currently as an edaphic plant artist. I primarily work with printmaking, ceramics and photography and am also very interested in sound.

The work shown on this site is from my general foundation & portfolio preparation course at Leith School of Art (Edinburgh) and from my first year at Djcad. To see more recent work please go to my website.

Biography

I'm a composite of many things: Scottish/Italian/Artist/Scientist/Gardener. I grew up mainly in Kilwinning, Ayrshire with my mum and her family. I then spent some of my young adult years with my dad and his family in Perugia (& Avellino), Italy. I studied Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering in Dundee, Birmingham and London and continued this career within biopesticide production and research and then latterly within cancer research. I then left science to be an organic gardener on Iona and feel very much at home on the Ross of Mull after living there for 7 years. I'm currently studying Contemporary Art Practice full-time in Dundee at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.